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Old August 22nd, 2016, 09:24 PM
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Looks cool, did you flex it? 285 rub imho
Yup... I didn't want to be the party pooper. Unless it just going to go to the mall...
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Old August 22nd, 2016, 09:46 PM
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285s do not rub that bad. Just under full lock.
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Old August 22nd, 2016, 09:50 PM
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285s do not rub that bad. Just under full lock.
yah... But 285s are 33"... Aren't 315s like 35s?
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Old August 22nd, 2016, 10:14 PM
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update.. front brake pads, Bleed system, next up new vacuum servo and master, plus hoses _ still not where i want it to be yet..
gotta love a Powder bleeder, makes doing it a breeze
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Old August 23rd, 2016, 12:19 AM
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Installed a Terrafirma HD kit, upgraded the oil lines and stuffed some 315's on her. What do y'all think!?


Like a Tonka truck! How's the road noise on those Coopers?
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Old August 23rd, 2016, 07:18 AM
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Installed a Terrafirma HD kit, upgraded the oil lines and stuffed some 315's on her. What do y'all think!?
Nice!
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Old August 23rd, 2016, 09:04 AM
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Installed a Terrafirma HD kit, upgraded the oil lines and stuffed some 315's on her. What do y'all think!?
Looks good, but I you find those 315/75-16 Coopers don't work, I have a home for them on my 101
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Old August 25th, 2016, 08:30 AM
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The coopers are pretty noisy but not bad, the tires to rub at full lock but I think I can adjust the bump stops to solve that. Highway driving is not good and she's pretty squirrelly. I also removed the rear sway bar the same same I put the tires on, she is pretty much strictly a trail rig anyway. We are going to the Silver Lake Sand Dunes in Michigan the weekend after Labor Day so I'll let y'all know how she performs.

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Like a Tonka truck! How's the road noise on those Coopers?
not as bad as the 17 year old Wild Country's I had before lol
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Old August 25th, 2016, 08:43 AM
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Yup... I didn't want to be the party pooper. Unless it just going to go to the mall...
Actually, the only use this truck gets is on the trail. I trailer her everywhere unless just going to a car show or something like that. I haven't registered the plates in 2 years, just buy new ORV stickers for the trail. I know they will rub but mostly just on the flares which I will trim. My biggest worry is the axles, she only has 80,000 miles and have had to rebuild front and rear axles 4 times...running 33's. Carriers, shafts, spider gears, all horribly weak in these axles. The weekend after Labor Day we are going to the sand dunes, I'm pretty sure I will be snapping something. At which point she will be getting parked until I can figure out some strong axles that can actually withstand some abuse.
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Old August 25th, 2016, 09:24 AM
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285s do not rub that bad. Just under full lock.

They also will rub the front shock towers on compression (even if going straight), and to a lesser degree the rear tub on compression, unless you run spacers, or wheels with more offset. It is the width, not the height that comes into play here, so 315's are gonna be worse..

At least that is my experience, and something Greg Jevne (I'm sure some of us around here remember who he is) even warned me about back in '98 when I talked to him about lifts and tire size..
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My biggest worry is the axles, she only has 80,000 miles and have had to rebuild front and rear axles 4 times...running 33's.
Lots of folks doing hardcore crawling and don't need to rebuild anything other than routine maintenance. It's not the parts, mate.
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Old August 25th, 2016, 12:17 PM
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Lots of folks doing hardcore crawling and don't need to rebuild anything other than routine maintenance. It's not the parts, mate.
besides changing the fluid and seals, what other maintenance is there. I drive it about 5,000 miles per year or less. This year I'll maybe drive her 1,000
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That's my point. Completely rebuilding your diffs, axles and driveshafts is totally not normal and even heavy wheelers don't do that often. You said you had to totally rebuild your driveline four times. Something doesn't make sense about that. Makes even less sense since you drive it so little.
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besides changing the fluid and seals, what other maintenance is there. I drive it about 5,000 miles per year or less. This year I'll maybe drive her 1,000
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Old August 25th, 2016, 07:59 PM
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Old August 25th, 2016, 08:44 PM
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Pulled out about 30' of old leftover wiring from POs add-on projects, cleaned out battery box, and wired in the Bluesea 7700. Kept the winch on the hot side, since I was worried about AMP draw under load, but may switch it over to the switched side.

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Looking nice! Like the integrated vents... And is that the Dakota Digital VHX-1018 cluster? I was wondering how that would look.
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Old August 26th, 2016, 11:35 AM
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Replaced cracked coolant expansion tank, got it Krown sprayed, and the hardest thing was figuring out why the hood would not latch. After messing with just about everything, I took the grill off and noticed both braces at either side that bolt to the frame had come unbolted. Secured a couple bolts and closed no problem. Just figuring stuff out as I go along.
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Old August 26th, 2016, 12:37 PM
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Yet another trip to Nakatanenga.

Bought their new detachable RTT mount, some leather door handles (so my leg is not getting the hard plastic welt), new headlamp rings, as the original 3 year old ones are rusty.

On the 300 TDI, looking for a rear door. Found a source for Genuine doors right around $425 stripped. Not bad.
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Old August 26th, 2016, 12:48 PM
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Out with the old...
Replaced the brake servo and master, not a bad job actually...
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Old August 27th, 2016, 11:59 AM
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Good start to the weekend; pulled the 110 into the garage for new tie rod ends and "pop, clunk". sheered off a tie rod end. also have a good bend in the rod.
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